CREWE: St. Peter (Church of England)

Earle Street.

Church History

Founded in 1931 as the district church for part of Crewe (previously served by Crewe: St. Paul and Coppenhall: St. Michael). The boundaries of "The Consolidated Chapelry of Saint Peter, Crewe" were described in the London Gazette on 3 July 1931:

"I. All that portion of the New Parish (sometime District Chapelry) of Saint Paul, Coppenhall, in the County of Chester and in the Diocese of Chester, which is bounded upon all sides as follows, that is to say, upon the north by the Parish of Coppenhall, upon the east by the New Parish of Haslington, upon the south-east and upon the south by the New Parish of Crewe, upon part of the west by the New Parish of Christ Church, Crewe, all in the said County and Diocese, and upon the remaining part of the west by an imaginary line commencing upon the boundary which divides the said New Parish of Christ Church, Crewe, from the said New Parish of Saint Paul, Coppenhall, at the centre of the bridge which carries Earle Street across the main line of the London, Midland and Scottish (Railway and extending thence north westward along the middle of the said line of railway for a distance of 27½ chains or thereabouts to the boundary which divides the said New Parish of Saint Paul, Coppenhall, from the said Parish of Coppenhall."

"II. And also all that contiguous portion of the said Parish of Coppenhall which is bounded upon the east by the said New Parish of Haslington, upon the south by the above described portion of the New Parish of Saint Paul, Coppenhall, and upon the remaining sides, that is to say, upon the west, upon the north-west and upon the north-east by an imaginary line commencing at the point where the boundary which divides the said New Parish of Saint Paul, Coppenhall, from the said Parish of Coppenhall crosses the middle of the roadway leading from New Street into Henry Street, and extending thence northward along the middle of such roadway for a distance of 3¼ chains or thereabouts to its junction with Henry Street and extending thence eastward along the middle of Henry Street for a distance of 1½ chains or thereabouts to a point opposite to the middle of the passage leading between the houses and premises known as Number 170 Henry Street and Number 4 Martha Terrace, and extending thence northward to and along the middle of such passage for a distance of 2 chains or thereabouts to the fence forming the southern boundary of the close numbered 105 upon the Ordnance Survey Map of the Municipal Borough of Crewe published in the year 1910 on the scale of 25 inches to a mile and also upon the map or plan annexed to this Representation, and extending thence first westward along such fence to and then first northward and then in various directions along the fences which divide the closes numbered 1763, 176, 175A, 108, 139 and 136 upon the said maps from the said close numbered 105 and the closes numbered 99, 102, and 109 upon the same maps for a distance in all of 37 chains or thereabouts to the point where the fence which divides the said close numbered 136 from the said close numbered 109 reaches the western side of the roadway leading from Sefton Avenue to Sydney Road, and extending thence eastward in 'a straight line (thereby crossing the last mentioned roadway) for a distance of 1 chain or thereabouts to a point in the middle of the Crewe and Manchester Line of the London Midland and Scottish Railway, and extending thence north eastward along the middle of such line of railway for a distance of 7 chains or thereabouts to the centre of the bridge which carries Sydney Road across such line of railway, and extending thence south eastward along the middle of Sydney Road for a distance of 33 chains or thereabouts to a point opposite to the western end of the fence forming the northern boundary of the close numbered 73 upon the said maps, and extending thence eastward to and along such fence for a distance of 1 chain or thereabouts to the boundary which divides the said Parish of Coppenhall from the said New Parish of Haslington."

Church Records

C = Christenings (Baptisms) ; M = Marriages ; B = Burials ; BTs = Bishop's Transcripts

Original RegistersC from 1931 ; M from 1931 — Church
Copies and IndexesM 1931-1974 — Cheshire BMD (CC:1032)
NotesB — none

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